Windsor Royal railway station

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Windsor Royal was a proposed railway station in Windsor and part of the Windsor Link Railway, which would see Windsor & Eton Riverside and Windsor & Eton Central, replaced by one station which would link to Heathrow Terminal 5.

The Plans[edit]

In June 2013, the company announced that Network Rail had given the green light to go ahead to the next phase of development and seek private investment.[1]

On 11 December 2013, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead received 1,423 signatures in support of the project.[2] This resulted in the project being discussed at full council on 25 February 2014. A unanimous motion was passed in support of the project, noting the petition, encouraging WLR to engage in the planning process and looking forward to further submissions.[3][4]

In August 2014, WLR announced that it had retained Turner & Townsend to run a competition to select an investment partner.[5]

In November 2014, a working group of the local planning authority, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, recommended support of the proposals in the borough local plan, provided no substantial harm to heritage assets was verified.[6] This was confirmed by the borough's cabinet on 26 February 2015.[7]

Also, the local neighbourhood plan[8] included the associated regeneration of the Windsor riverside area in its 'vision day'.[9] The Windsor Observer reported on 31 July 2015 that plans for a public consultation on the Windsor Link Railway have been delayed. This is to allow the rail link to be considered in the wider context of a "Windsor regeneration project".[10]

The WLR plans to link the two stations were rejected in early December 2018 by the Department of Transport.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Windsor press cuttings". The Windsor Link Railway.
  2. ^ "RBWM council receives petition signatures". The Windsor Link Railway.
  3. ^ "Local press reports on WLR council motion". The Windsor Link Railway.
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  5. ^ "Turner & Townsend appointed to run competition". The Windsor Link Railway.
  6. ^ "Windsor Link Railway scheme could be included for exploration in Royal Borough Local Plan". Royal Borough Observer.
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  8. ^ "Windsor 2030".
  9. ^ "Plans to enhance and improve the centre of Windsor go on display with more people urged to comment". Royal Borough Observer.
  10. ^ "Plan for public consultation over Windsor Link Railway delayed after cabinet paper pulled". Royal Borough Observer.

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